Todd MacDonald AAR On the Couch

On the Couch with Todd MacDonald

Who is Todd MacDonald? I am a father of twin teen girls and currently the Artistic Director and CEO of La Boite. I was born in Canada and have lived most of my life in various states around Australia and currently live i...
AAR Ben Grant - photo by Amelia Dowd

On the Couch with Ben Grant

Who is Ben Grant? He’s a cis-gendered white middle class man with all the inherent privilege that entails, and also a theatre maker with a longstanding commitment to new Australian stories: a performer, composer, w...
Alastair Osment - photo by Alex Vaughan

On the Couch with Alastair Osment

Who is Alastair Osment? I’m an Australian actor and producer. I am a graduate of the Western Australian Academy of Performing (WAAPA) and am best known for my work on Deadline Gallipoli (Foxtel/NBC), Top of The Lake: Chi...
Oslo Davis AAR On the Couch

On the Couch with Oslo Davis

Who is Oslo Davis?  I’m an artist, illustrator and cartoonist. What would you do differently to what you do now?  I like the idea of taking up mixed martial arts cage fighting. Who inspires you and why? Artists Barry Bli...
Maeve Marsden AAR On the Couch

On the Couch with Maeve Marsden

Who is Maeve Marsden? She’s great, I’d hang out with her. The professional bio says ‘writer, producer and performer working across theatre, cabaret, live music and storytelling’, though, so that might be a more sensible ...
Stephen Smith AAR On the Couch

On the Couch with Stephen Smith

Who is Stephen Smith? I’ve spent 20 years on the opera stage. Five years ago I made the decision to return to Melbourne and move into real estate to support my family and spend more time at home. Both of these parts of m...
Brett Kelly AAR On the Couch

On the Couch with Brett Kelly

Who is Brett Kelly? A very fortunate person who is passionate about orchestral music and has spent almost his whole life performing in, and conducting orchestras. Whether as Principal Trombonist of the Melbourne Symphony...
Brad Cohen AAR On the Couch

On the Couch with Brad Cohen

Who is Brad Cohen? Musician. Innovator. Craftsman. Idealist. What would you do differently to what you do now? Very little – I’m just plugging away in my little corner of the musical world, doing the best I can. Who insp...